Everton in talks to land Billy Gilmour
Everton are reportedly in talks with Chelsea to sign 21-year-old Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour on loan this summer.
According to a report by 90 minutes, Everton boss Frank Lampard is a big fan of Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour and is keen to loan him to Goodison Park this summer. The Toffees are in talks with the Blues for the 21-year-old midfielder and a few other Chelsea players as well.
Gilmour joined the Chelsea youth team in the 2017 summer transfer window from Rangers and has so far made 22 senior appearances for the west London club. To continue his development, the Scotland international was sent on a season-long loan to Norwich City last year, and he was quite impressive.
He made 28 appearances for the Canaries in all competitions but couldn’t help them stay afloat in the Premier League. Gilmour is back at Chelsea, but the Blues look stacked in the midfield department, and unless one of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante leaves this summer, the situation will remain the same.
Gilmour is keen to play regularly next summer and wants to get a loan away from Chelsea for the same. Everton have emerged as favorites and the player is said to be eager to play under Frank Lampard. The youngster looks set for a loan exit from Chelsea, provided the ongoing talks between the two clubs progress well.
Gilmour isn’t the only player Lampard could sign from his former club. The report claims midfielder Ross Barkley is also on the Toffees’ radar and talks are at an advanced stage between Everton and Chelsea. The England international has failed to carve out a starting spot at Stamford Bridge and is set to leave Chelsea this summer.
Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is another player on Everton’s transfer wishlist, and talks are ongoing between Chelsea and the Toffees. Like Barkley, Batshuayi has struggled to impress on a regular basis and has just one year left on his contract with the Blues.
Chelsea centre-forward Armando Broja has also reportedly been on Everton’s radar, but his price tag has put them off. It will be interesting to see if Everton and Chelsea continue talks over Gilmour and other players and if Lampard can use his connections to sign his desired goals.